[act-ma] 6/5 - Solidarity with Boston School Bus Drivers; 6/2 - Boston Workers' Alliance, The CORI Movement Continues

IAC Boston iacboston at iacboston.org
Fri Jun 1 15:13:36 PDT 2007

in this email:

1) 6/5 - Solidarity with USW L. 8751, Boston School Bus Drivers
2) 6/2 - Boston Workers' Alliance Gives Back - The CORI Movement Continues

USW L. 8751, Boston School Bus Drivers Union is asking for your support 
for this important struggle against the multi-national First Student 
Corporation.  This union has always been in the forefront of struggles 
against racism, sexism, anti-LGBT bigotry, war and poverty.  This 
predominantly immigrant local has always stood strong in support of the 
rights of ALL workers - documented and undocumented.

We hope that you will come out in solidarity with USW L. 8751 on June 5.


Only Union Power Can Win Grievance Settlements!*
*Now Is the Time, Before First Student / Laidlaw*
*Skips Town with Your $$$!*


All Out to the *
*Local 8751 Picket Line!*

*Tuesday, June 5th*
*11:00 AM*

*First Student / Laidlaw*
*The Schrafft Center, Charlestown
(see driections below)

In late April, First Student / Laidlaw notified the City of Boston that 
it does not intend to stay in Boston past next year.  Apparently, this 
billion dollar transnational monopoly, the largest school and interstate 
bus company in the U.S., hasn't been able to steal enough taxpayers' 
dollars from the city to make its lords and stockholders in Scotland 

Ted Leclerc & managers are packing their bags full of thousands of 
dollars of bus drivers' unpaid labor, owed through dozens of unsettled 
grievances.    Nearly every member is waiting for a grievance settlement 
for your flat rate, e-time, payroll problem, benefit denial, bereavement 
leave pay, holiday pay, unfair suspension or another violation of your 

Even when the Union wins a settlement or Arbitration Award, company 
managers, on their way out of town, are refusing to abide by the law.  
The company's answer to the members' just demands is now extreme 
disrespect, mass suspensions and discipline against the Union's good 

First Student's decision to pack up and leave the school transportation 
system in Boston in turmoil leaves the children of Boston stranded.  
Clearly, this monopoly's propaganda about caring for the children is a 
crock.  "/*First Student*/"?  "/*First Profit*/" is a more fitting name.
*Local 8751 Will Not Allow First Student To Get Away Like a Thief In The 

/*Local 8751 Demands:*/

    * Settle the massive Backlog of Grievances, Now!
    * Stop the Suspensions, Terminations and Harassment!
    * Honor the Contract and Arbitration Awards!
    * Respect Our Union Members and Union Rights!
    * Implement the Protocol for Downing an Unsafe Bus, Now!

for more information contact USW L. 8751 - 617-524-7073 or visit 


*From The North:*
I-93 South take Exit 28 toward Sullivan Sq/Charlestown. Continue 
straight and merge onto Mystic Ave. Continue straight toward Sullivan 
Sq/Charlestown. Merge onto rotary and take Main St. exit located next to 
Schrafft's Center. Take left into parking lot.

*From The South:*
I-93 North take Exit 28 and follow ramp down to set of lights. Take 
right at lights toward Sullivan Square. At next set of lights merge onto 
rotary and take 2nd exit onto Main St. Take left into parking lot.

*From The West:*
Take Mass Pike (90) to Downtown Boston, follow signs to route 93 North. 
Take Exit 28 and follow ramp down to set of lights. Take right at lights 
toward Sullivan Square. At next set of lights merge onto rotary and take 
2nd exit onto Main St. Take left into parking lot.


*Boston Workers' Alliance Gives Back*

*The CORI Movement Continues*

    * *Community Report Back from the CORI march * Video Clips * Poets**
    * *CORI Friendly Jobs Info * BWA Membership Info * Free Lunch Served **

*Saturday, June 2nd
Dudley Library
65 Warren St., Roxbury*

Last month, 1,000 people marched from Roxbury to the State House to 
demand jobs and CORI reform.  Join us on Saturday to celebrate our 
achievements and build the movement to stop the CORI.  We will be 
returning to the State House in late June to keep the pressure up.  Get 
informed and get involved, please joins us for this BWA Community Outing!

If you're unemployed, working temp jobs, can't get a job because of your 
CORI, or just sick and tired of being "sick & tired," be seen and be 
heard -- join the BWA.

Call (617) 427-8108, email info at bostonworkersalliance.org or Chuck 
Turner's Dudley Office.

To download a flyer, visit http://www.BostonWorkersAlliance.org

International Action Center

iacboston at iacboston.org

National Office:

Troops Out Now Coalition

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